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new build after 2.5 years need new ram?

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hi all I'm considering a new build, if I was to build tomorrow I would get:

ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
&&
AMD FX-6350 Vishera 3.9GHz

as well as a Radeon r9 290x

I currently have 16gbs of G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

would it be worth it to get some new ram to complement the new parts I would try to overclock as much as I can. ( although I have never overclocked anything other then my cpu)
     
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If you're going to get the Crosshair, why not get an 8320, also? It's like 20 bucks more and can easily OC up to 8350 level and above. I'd suggest trying to overclock the ram you currently have as much as you can. You should easily be able to get it up to 1600Mhz. smile.gif
Edited by jameyscott - 11/3/13 at 10:44pm
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idk I just glanced online and saw the 6350 looked pretty good and that for gaming the 8000s didn't seem to have a huge advantage over them.
     
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